Day 58 – Botanical Diversity

Grounding. Solace. Alone again, after a great weeklong visit with my brother, I felt pulled to take a walk among plant life. I needed their help to remember how to feel rooted on this Earth. I needed their help to remember the diversity of life. I needed their help to remember that life can happen... Continue Reading →

Day 46 – Love with Abandon

Love with abandon. You have heard this adage before. You have wished for it.  You may have decided you will never know what this means. But you are experiencing it right now, every day, every hour, every minute. You are loving Earth with abandon. You think she will support you. You think she will always... Continue Reading →

Day 44 – A day off in Paradise

When I first arrived in the islands, I was told that most people work two jobs in order to afford living here. In other words, folks who live here, don't have many days off. I have taken this to heart and am trying to make the most of my days off. After all my weekend... Continue Reading →

Day 41 – Island Driving

A picture is worth many stories.  This photo tells the story of island driving. There are surprise lane closures - for trimming back the overgrown foliage- that then cause backups. Then there is the motorcyclist who is ready for a long road trip in the Pacific NW with leather jacket, pants, and boots, plus several... Continue Reading →

Day 38 – Picture Story

DelMar and I went on an adventure Sunday morning. First we road to the trailhead for Kaiwa Ridge aka Pillbox. This hike goes straight up for about a quarter mile. It was a moderately hard trail but the views were worth it. After the hike, we road to the beach for a swim before heading... Continue Reading →

Day 32 – Feeling Local

Kawainui marsh You know you are feeling like a local to Hawaii when... You stop using Google maps to find your way around.You take a different highway home - LikeLike instead of the H3 - just because.You go out wearing a tank top without a bra on (not to work though)You wear flip flops instead... Continue Reading →

Day 29 – Full Moon

What is beauty? It is a completely subjective thing. It depends on your experiences. It depends on where you have traveled. It depends on your beliefs. I try to find beauty wherever I go, in the smile of a barista or the full moon rising above the ocean. I am thrilled when my mind is... Continue Reading →

Day 27 – Care Package!!!

This week began with my hand banged up and my finger throbbing from having a splinter. Not the greatest start of a week.  I haven't blogged because there are days I just don't have the time nor the story. Today was going to be another storyless day. I spent 11 hours in downtown Honolulu in... Continue Reading →

Days 21-24 – Jumping Fences

I'm okay. That's all you really need to know. But if you really want a little story as to why I haven't blogged the last 3 days, then here we go... Friday, my telework day, started off well. I was plugging along until I noticed that the fountain aerating the Koi pond aka Niagra falls,... Continue Reading →

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